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Mrs Brewer and Mr Biggs by Steven Finn

The England and Middlesex cricketer recounts two teachers who helped him through two very different periods of transition with kindness and great skill

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I’ve got to put the spotlight on two brilliant teachers. I can’t pick between them so you’ll have to forgive me for including them both. The key word that links them, despite teaching me many years apart, is transition.

My Year 3 teacher at Cassiobury Junior School was Mrs Brewer. My memory of the school, though hazy, is generally a very fond one. I’m still friends with many of the people I met there and I think a huge part of that comes down to her and how she welcomed us.

I think Mrs Brewer understood that arriving into a new school can be daunting for children. She set about making sure ...

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